Burns

Burns, Oregon commonly referred to as the gateway to the Steens Mountains, became a town in 1891 and is the county seat of Harney County. Burns offers the visitor breathtaking scenery, outdoor activities of hiking, fishing, hunting, camping and backpacking with easy access to the Steens Mountains and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge just 30 miles south of the City on US 205.  The 185,000 acres provides a Mecca for bird watchers as it is the habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds.  

A visit to downtown Burns provides opportunity for visitors to meet the friendly people of this western town, and view collections of arrowheads, art galleries and stores.  A visit to the Harney County Historical Museum is necessary and provides a history of the old west in Burns and Harney County, with historical photos, ranching memorabilia and full room restorations of the old western kitchen. 

For more information, visit ci.burns.or.us/

Burns

Population

Total Population

2,712

Population
Growth Rate

-0.30%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

32.700

Housing & Income

Households

1,259

Total Housing Units

1,508


Owner Occupied

905

Renter Occupied

353

Vacant

249

Median Home Value

$105,405


Average Home Value

$235,182

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.15%


Per Capita Income

2.37%

Income Projection

Median Household

$37,620 $39,945


Average Household

$53,563 $60,094


Per Capita

$24,834 $27,919

Workforce

Total Businesses

231

Total Employed

1,377

Workers 16+

942

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

48

Employed

345

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

22

Employed

204

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

184

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

138

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

18

Employed

116

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

107

Some
High School

124

Graduated
High School

673

Associates
Degree

164

Bachelor's
Degree

218

Graduate
Degree

113

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

942

Non-Resident Commuters

0

Drive Alone

644

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

106